FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 48-year-old Columbus, Ohio, man has been convicted of stealing greater than $60,000 from Kentucky residents in a roofing rip-off.
In line with the Lawyer Normal’s Shopper Safety Division, James M. Twaddle, whereas doing enterprise as Restore-It USA, entered into roof substitute contracts with 16 Jefferson County victims throughout a four-month interval in 2012.
After receiving funds from the victims, neither Twaddle nor his firm carried out the promised work and, as a substitute, Twaddle diverted the cash to his personal use, the AG’s workplace stated.
The Ohio enterprise proprietor admitted to the costs and, earlier this month, pleaded responsible to 11 counts of theft by deception over $500.
Jefferson Circuit Court docket Choose Barry Willet sentenced Twaddle to 5 years on probation, to run concurrently, for every of the 11 counts. Choose Willet additionally ordered him to pay $61,298.98 in restitution.
“Scammers who benefit from trusting customers might be held accountable by our workplace,” stated Lawyer Normal Daniel Cameron. “I’m grateful to Commonwealth’s Lawyer Tom Wine for the work of his workforce in prosecuting this case and to our investigators inside the Workplace of Shopper Safety for his or her thorough work to research this matter on behalf of Kentuckians.”
Assistant Commonwealth’s Lawyer Jeffrey Cooke prosecuted the case and investigator Michael Smithers of the Shopper Safety division investigated the case.
Kentuckians can report suspected scams to the Lawyer Generals Shopper Safety Hotline by calling 888-432-9257 or by submitting a web-based grievance at ag.ky.gov/scams.